FlightFX working on the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet for MSFS
A new business jet is in the works for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet, a very light jet that entered production just a handful of years ago, is now under development for MSFS by FlightFX, the same people who brought us the also business-oriented Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK).
This partnership between FlightFX and Volctech will see one of the most interesting business jets arrive at MSFS in the foreseeable future. As the first certified single-engine civilian jet, the Vision Jet is a rather unique aircraft that will surely be a great addition to your MSFS hangar.
The developers’ goal is to provide an authentic experience with this airplane, promising a high-quality model and attention to detail throughout the product. They plan to introduce features such as functioning doors, different cabin configurations, peripherals and more.
As for the simulation of the SF50’s systems, FlightFX is counting with the help of Working Title and their excellent G3000 mod. Both teams have been in contact to maximize the Vision Jet’s peculiarities within the G3000, while still enabling easy future updates on the package.
The team is now also capturing audio from a real aircraft based at DuPage Airport, which will also serve as a study subject for the implementation of the Vision Jet’s various systems in MSFS.
This is another interesting light jet project for Flight Simulator, a category of airplanes that hasn’t seen much activity. The default CJ4, with the modifications implemented by Working Title, is an excellent airplane to fly, but more variety would certainly be welcome. But there are some interesting projects worth following, like the HondaJet.
This project can be followed through the official FlightFX Discord server, where the developers have been interacting with their growing community with regards to the ongoing development, wished features and liveries, and some WIP images of the aircraft.
It definitely is a cool plane. I work at Cirrus where the SF50 is built and am blown away by what we’ve accomplished with this jet.